Seven More Minutes
|Seven More Minutes|
|Studio album by The Rentals|
|Released||April 13, 1999|
|Genre||Alternative rock, power pop|
|Label||Maverick/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records|
|The Rentals chronology|
|Pitchfork Media||(5.9/10) |
Seven More Minutes, the second album by The Rentals, was released on April 13, 1999 and features numerous guests such as: Petra Haden (of that dog.; also appeared on The Rentals' first album), Donna Matthews (of Elastica), Miki Berenyi (of Lush), Tim Wheeler (of Ash), Kevin March, and Damon Albarn (of Blur).
- "Getting By" mentions "a girl who lives off the coast of Spain"
- "She Says It's Alright" mentions the line "she says it's alright that you don't speak the language"
- "Barcelona," which is about the Spanish city and has the line "My sweet angel, Barcelona, hide me safely, give me shelter"
- "Say Goodbye Forever", ("Your place is so much different than mine, It's so calm and peaceful") This song was written before Return of the Rentals.
- "Man With Two Brains" ("The Europeans say...")
All songs written by Matt Sharp, except where noted.
- "Getting By"
- "Hello, Hello"
- "She Says It's Alright"
- "The Cruise"
- "Say Goodbye Forever"
- "Big Daddy C."
- "Keep Sleeping"
- "Man With Two Brains"
- "Must Be Wrong"
- "It's Alright (Reprise)"
- "My Head Is in the Sun" (Rivers Cuomo/Matt Sharp)
- "Jumping Around"
A well-known bootleg called Little Russell Street features many of the demos and early mixes of songs from this album, all original songs by Matt Sharp except "My Head is in the Sun", co-written by Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo. Two tracks, however, were salvaged from earlier Rentals releases:
- "The Cruise" (which features Miki Berenyi) is a reworking of the song "So Soon" (featuring Petra Haden), previously released as a b-side for the "Friends Of P" single.
- "Barcelona" is a reworking of "California", the very first Rentals song.
- Rod Cervera - Guitar
- Petra Haden - Vocals
- Kevin March - Drums
- Jim Richards - Moog synthesizer
- Matt Sharp - Bass guitar, vocals
- Damon Albarn
- Miki Berenyi - performance on "The Cruise"
- Donna Matthews - Vocals
- Sharon McConochie - Vocals on "The Man With Two Brains"
- Maya Rudolph - Backing Vocals on "Barcelona" and "My Head Is In The Sun"
- Tim Wheeler